Plymouth police chief: Gunman shot woman who fled their car

Plymouth police chief: Gunman shot woman who fled their car

At a Saturday news conference, Plymouth Police Chief Mike Goldstein said the suspect pursued and fatally shot a woman in a busy intersection after 9 p.m. Friday.
Variety
7:47pm
Nancy Edwards loves her Lake Minnetonka cottage, which has been in her family for more than 50 years. "They're going to have to take me out of here feet first," she said.

Are Lake Minnetonka cottages now an 'endangered species'?

It's the end of an era on Lake Minnetonka, as modest vintage houses increasingly make way for bigger, grander ones. Their elimination is dramatically changing the character of the Twin Cities' largest lake. "It's the rise of the McMansions," one critic says.
West Metro
1:47pm
Plymouth police officers and firefighters blocked off and investigated the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and Rockford Road near where a body was lying.

1 shot dead in road; 1 killed in shootout with Plymouth police

Authorities swarmed to two locations in Plymouth late Friday after a person was shot and killed near a busy intersection. "This was the most violent and intense thing I've ever seen," a witness said. Later, a man at a nearby apartment building was killed after a shootout with police.
West Metro
12:36pm

Bigger than a Best Buy? Giant golf store opening in Minnetonka

Covering 41,000 square feet, the largest dedicated golf store in the Twin Cities will offer 12 interactive simulators and hitting bays, and boast a 1,500-square-foot putting green.
West Metro
February 13

West metro police blotter

CORCORAN JAN. 11 Missing person. A man reported that his wife was missing from their home in the 7800 block of Maple Hill Road.…
West Metro
February 13

West metro briefs: Bloomington Visitors Bureau offers $5.3 million booster plan

The Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau plans to spend about $5.3 million this year promoting the city, according to a presentation made last week to…
West Metro
February 13

Bloomington parent makes masks star of middle school show

Parent volunteer painstakingly makes "Lion King Jr." characters come to life.
West Metro
February 12

Fight over trash collection moves to the Legislature

The Legislature won’t be in session for nearly a month, but already a couple of members are talking trash. One legislator wants a five-year ban…
Variety
February 12

Old-style barbershop in Hopkins offers a cut and conversation

Jeff's Barbershop opened in Hopkins during the JFK administration, and the conversation has been going on ever since.
Local
February 12

Mpls. musician Jeremy Messersmith to play with Hopkins High orchestra

Jeremy Messersmith, an indie-pop artist, will play nine songs with the orchestra at its Feb. 19 concert.
West Metro
February 12

Fallen St. Louis Park skier gets help from rival coach, whose team misses state

An Armstrong High School assistant coach didn't hesitate when he saw a skier on another team fall and break a pole.
West Metro
February 11

Head of Twin Cities mental health agency ordered to cease serving clients

The president of CSS was ordered to cease practicing until an inquiry is finished.
West Metro
February 11

Aug. 5, 2015: After years under par, Bloomington could close struggling Hyland Greens

Over the next few months, a task force will consider options for the future of Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center, a par-3 course that opened in 1963. Although no final decision will be made until spring, the numbers don't look good for golf.
West Metro
February 11

Bloomington task force recommends keeping Hyland Greens golf course open

Task force calls for finding ways to fix its finances. The City Council will make the final call.
West Metro
February 11

Man who died after crashing through I-394 freeway wall, semi driver killed on I-94 identified

The State Patrol has identified the man who died in a crash Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 394 in Minnetonka as 52-year-old Matthew Lynch. Lynch was…
West Metro
February 11

Eden Prairie officer who accidentally shot motorcyclist blamed 'muscle memory'

A motorcyclist accidentally shot by an Eden Prairie police officer is pursuing a lawsuit against the department. Matthew Hovland-Knase, 22, of Bloomington, led police on…
West Metro
February 11

Maple Grove bar owner, manager charged over beer brought in from Wis.

The two each face a felony count, accused of bringing in the popular farmhouse ale made by New Glarus.
West Metro
February 10
This SUV crashed through a wall and landed on Interstate 394 on Wednesday.

One person dies in Minnetonka crash that ends with SUV on I-394

One person died Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash near Interstate 394 and Hwy. 169 in Hopkins, the State Patrol said. The patrol said the…
West Metro
February 10
New Met Council Chair Adam Duininck held a news conference at the Metr...

Obama recommends $125M for Southwest light-rail project

Congress will now review the money for the $1.79B transit line.
West Metro
February 10

Truck driver killed in fiery wreck on I-94 in Rogers

The driver of a semitrailer truck died after his vehicle veered off I-94 in Rogers and caught fire Wednesday morning, the State Patrol said. The…
West Metro
February 10

Bank in Ridgedale area robbed; suspect may have hit another in Golden Valley

A bank inside a Minnetonka grocery store was robbed early this week, and authorities are looking into whether the heist is related to another in…

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